Kanhaiya Kumar shown black flags in Patna, two persons detained


Patna: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was on Sunday shown black flags at a function by two unidentified persons who were roughed up by his supporters before being detained by the police for questioning.

The two persons belonging to a little-known outfit -'Youth Swaraj' - showed black flags to the JNUSU president, besides raising slogan of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' while he was speaking at a function 'Azadi' in the S K Memorial hall organised by AISF and AIYF.

Kanhaiya's supporters thrashed the two persons in the hall. Later the police took the duo into custody.

Kanhaiya Kumar. File photo. PTI

Kanhaiya Kumar. File photo. PTI

"Police have detained two persons in this regard," Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.

The two detainees have been identified as Nitish Kumar, a resident of Sitamarhi district, and Manikant Mani, a resident of Samastipur district, the police said, adding that the two youths are said to be the members of RSS.


The JNUSU president, who was addressing the gathering when the incident occurred, said he was not scared of such elements who oppose him or try to disturb his functions. "I am not scared of anything whether you hurl a shoe or a stone.... They want to disturb my programmes as they are uncomfortable with my questions," Kumar said.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kumar alleged that he became the PM "with the support of capitalists" and cannot solve the problem of unemployment.


Published Date: May 01, 2016 04:09 pm | Updated Date: May 01, 2016 04:09 pm


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